Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys took care of business on Friday as they downed the New York Giants.
The Cowboys bounced back emphatically in the second half of the game, outscoring the Giants 21-7 to record the 28-20 victory.
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But it was off the field where Prescott stole the spotlight and for all the wrong reasons.
Picking a phone wallpaper can be a time consuming affair, you scroll through endless photos trying to locate the right one that you want to see every time your phone lights up with a notification.
A moment that either makes you smile or laugh when you see it and also one you won’t get sick of looking at.
Prescott however went a bit out of the box when selecting the wallpaper for his phone … a photo of himself in his Cowboys attire.
Yes that’s right, the quarterback opted to have himself in full playing gear as his own phone background. The image showed off the back of Prescott’s jersey … displaying his name, just in case he forgot it, along with his number.
The Giants led 13-7 at halftime, but CeeDee Lamb and the Cowboys’ tight ends proved to be too much over the long haul.
The win moves the Cowboys to 8-3 in the highly competitive NFC East, with the Giants, divisional rivals, slipping to 7-4. The Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) are top of the division.
The Giants took the halftime lead after a Saquon Barkley one-yard rush for a touchdown following a superb 44-yard catch from Darius Slayton.
Despite an injury-depleted secondary, New York did a great job of limiting the Cowboy’s potent offense in the opening two quarters forcing two first-half interceptions from Prescott.
But it was a different story after the interval as the home side found their rhythm — Prescott twice connected with tight end Dalton Schultz for touchdowns as the Cowboys grabbed an eight-point lead.
In the fourth, Dallas extended the lead to 28-13 with Peyton Hendershot’s two-yard run finishing an impressive 80-yard drive.
The Giants closed the gap late in the game with quarterback Daniel Jones finding Richie James with a one-yard pass but it was too late for Dallas’s lead to be threatened.
“I know what this team is capable of. We control everything we have right in front of us,” said Prescott, who nonetheless believed there was plenty for the Cowboys to tidy up.
“We’ve got to be more disciplined. We have to stop hurting ourselves on drives and self-inflicting wounds. Whether it be me turning the ball over, being too aggressive or not being on the same page as receivers or false starts,” he said.
– with AFP